Dr. Sara Kelly

School of Professional Studies
Journalism, Film and Entertainment Arts

Sara Kelly is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Journalism, Film and Entertainment Arts in the School of Professional Studies. She is also lead faculty for the Digital Journalism BA program.

Kelly has been teaching for more than 20 years, and continues to work as a journalist and documentary filmmaker. She holds an Ed.D. from Widener University, an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an MFA in English (creative writing) from Brown University, and a BA in communication from Pepperdine University. In 2008, she moved to San Diego from Philadelphia, where she was executive editor of the Philadelphia Weekly.

Previously, Kelly served as editor of In Pittsburgh Newsweekly, and wrote for Salon, Mother Jones, Utne Reader, Town & Country, Men’s Health and the New York Times Book Review. She published The Entrepreneurial Journalist’s Toolkit: Manage Your Media (Focal Press) in 2015.

Contact Details

School of Professional Studies
(858) 642-8505